12 Thursday, May 13, 2021
Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California
Celebrating moms at the idyllic Bluffs Nature Preserve PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON
Although the weekend remained mostly cloudy, Sunday saw more than two dozen Carpinterians enjoying a scenic treat at the annual Mother’s Day hike on the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Led by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, two groups of participants – both families and individuals – learned about native flora and fauna along the city’s idyllic open space overlooking the ocean. Land Trust stewards also noted the history of the Bluffs Preserve, purchased by Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs and donated to the city to remain undeveloped and protected forever.
Participants split into two groups with Ann Lippincott leading one of the groups walking towards the ocean.
The Cirinna family, who just moved to Carpinteria from Burbank, get to know their new topography while viewing a model of the area. A honeybee sits on a Deerweed bloom, a plant typically found in dry areas of California, Arizona and Mexico.
Carolyn Chandler references “A Field Guide to Common Plants of the Santa Barbara Foothills and Southern California” by Hugh Margerum and Carpinteria photographer David Powdrell.
Ann Lippincott (left), who serves on the Land Trust Council of Advisors and is a coordinator for the Land Trust Treks, and Carolyn Chandler, who is on the Land Trust Board of Trustees, talk with Mother’s Day hike participants.
Hal Weil samples a bloom from a lemonade berry shrub.